Buried Onions Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Eddie go looking for in a gangster-ridden area in the beginning of Chapter 5?

2. What Spanish word from Chapter 7 means to look or view?

3. Who is visiting Angel when Eddie arrives in Chapter 8?

4. Chapter 8 begins with Eddie imagining he keeps hearing what?

5. What does Eddie remark about Angel’s appearance when he sees him in the hospital in Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Eddie go to Angel’s house in Chapter 8? Who is there?

2. How is Holmes playground described in Chapter 5?

3. How is Eddie’s relationship with Mr. Stiles repaired to some degree in Chapter 6?

4. What new objective does Eddie have in the beginning of Chapter 8?

5. What two choices does Eddie face in Chapter 6?

6. What impressions does Eddie have of the Navy recruiter in Chapter 6?

7. What does Eddie do in the two days after his ordeal with the police in Chapter 7?

8. Why does Eddie go to Holmes playground in Chapter 5? Who does he encounter there?

9. What choices does Eddie face in Chapter 7? How does he feel about his fate?

10. Who does Eddie encounter at the Navy recruitment office in Chapter 6? What impression does this make on Eddie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relevance of the stolen truck and what the incident reveals about Eddie's true nature. What does Eddie do when the truck is stolen? Does this make Eddie appear guilty or innocent of the theft? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character of José Dominguez in Buried Onions. What does José represent symbolically to Eddie? What was their history together like? How does José differ from Angel? How have José and Eddie developed as characters since their childhood?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Eddie’s relationships with women his own age in the novel. How does Eddie feel about romantic involvement with the women of the barrio? Why? Who does Eddie’s mother attempt to get him to date? Why?

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